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Alice Munro, Dance of the Happy Shades

Revue Études Canadiennes / Canadian Studies, n°77, February 2015

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Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014


The Revue Études Canadiennes / Canadian Studies seeks contributions in English dealing with Alice Munro’s short fiction writing (particularly Dance of the Happy Shades).



The Revue Études Canadiennes / Canadian Studies seeks contributions in English dealing with Alice Munro’s short fiction writing (particularly Dance of the Happy Shades).

In 2014, Alice Munro's Dance of the Happy Shades is on the Agrégation curriculum in France (a competitive advanced state exam for English secondary school teachers and university readers). This is a small "victory" for Canadian studies scholars in France as Canadian literature is rarely acknowledged or taught in our English Studies departments in European universities.

Similarly, in 2013, Munro received the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was a first for a Canadian author, leading observers to wonder if Canadian literature might be less "international" than other literatures in English.

Taking into account this "renewed" interest for Canadian literature in France and in Europe, we wish to encourage contributors to think along two lines :

How Canadian is Munro’s writing (either in form or content), looking principally at her début story collection, Dance of the Happy Shades ?

Should Canadian literature in English be taught in Europe ? Why is Canadian literature "less visible" than other English-speaking literatures in our university curricala or in the media ? Is Canadian literature too "national" ?

Guidelines submission

Abstract submissions of 250-400 words along with a short bio should be sent to : revueEtudesCanadiennes@gmail.com with cc to : francoise.le-jeune@univ-nantes.fr

before September 30, 2014.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by October 10, 2014.

Full articles of between 30,000 and 45,000 characters (including spaces) should be submitted by December 1, 2014. All papers will be subject to a blind peer-review process. Instructions for manuscript preparation and submission guidelines will be sent with the acceptance message. The Revue will be released in February 2015 first in a printed version then online on revues.org.

Editor in chief

Françoise Le Jeune (Université de Nantes)

Editorial Board

  • Robert Chelle (Cour des Comptes, ENA),
  • Jean-Michel Lacroix (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3),
  • Jacques Leclaire (Université de Rouen),
  • Jacques-Guy Petit (Université d’Angers),
  • Yannick Resch (IEP, Aix-en-Provence),
  • Philip Resnick (UBC, Vancouver),
  • André-Louis Sanguin (Université Paris 4-Sorbonne),
  • Michèle Therrien (INALCO, Paris)

Scientific Board

  • Luca Codignola (Université de Gênes, Italie),
  • Laurence Cros (Université Diderot-Paris 7),
  • Sandrine Hallion (Université de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg),
  • Hélène Harter (Université Rennes 2),
  • Stéphane Héritier (Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Étienne),
  • Serge Jaumain (Université Libre de Bruxelles),
  • Michèle Kaltemback (Université Toulouse II Le Mirail),
  • Jozef Kwaterko (Université de Varsovie, Pologne),
  • Pierre Langeron (IEP d’Aix-en-Provence),
  • Nathalie Lemarchand (Université Paris 8),
  • Paul-André Linteau (UQAM, Montréal),
  • Marie Mauzé (EHESS, Paris),
  • Lionel Meney (Université Laval, Québec),
  • Ursula Moser (Université d’Innsbruck, Autriche),
  • Hilligje Van't Land (Association internationale des universités, Paris),
  • Christl Verduyn(Mount Allison University, Sackville)


  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014


  • Canada, literature, English, visibility, Europe, Alice Munro


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« Alice Munro, Dance of the Happy Shades », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, https://doi.org/10.58079/qoz

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